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Holiday home ‘clean-outs’ denied

August 15, 2018 | By More
Holiday home ‘clean-outs’ denied

A woman alleged to have “cleaned out” holiday homes after renting them has denied seven charges and elected jury trial.

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Police allege military-style weapon used in robbery

August 15, 2018 | By More
Police allege military-style weapon used in robbery

Police have charged an Aranui woman with using a military style rifle in a robbery attempt in Auckland 10 weeks ago.

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Woman charged with robbing Papanui couple

August 14, 2018 | By More
Woman charged with robbing Papanui couple

A woman charged with a robbery in Hastings two weeks ago has now been charged with robbing an elderly couple in Papanui, Christchurch, on Monday.

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‘My right as a car owner’

August 10, 2018 | By More
‘My right as a car owner’

A boyracer recorded his two burn-outs lasting 19 and 26 seconds on his cellphone. Police were probably very pleased with the precise evidence he had gathered for them.

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Murder parolee ‘could not cope with rehabilitation’

August 9, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee ‘could not cope with rehabilitation’

A convicted murderer says he absconded because he could not cope with being placed at a drug rehabilitation centre.

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Skull fractured over loud music

August 8, 2018 | By More
Skull fractured over loud music

A man who caused a depressed skull fracture in a dispute over loud music has been remanded for sentence after admitting a charge of injuring with reckless disregard for safety.

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Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

August 8, 2018 | By More
Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

The elderly woman victim of Jolian Wayne Thomas King, who raided her purse after being allowed to come into her home to use her phone, should be repaid soon.

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17-year sentence for child rape offences

August 6, 2018 | By More
17-year sentence for child rape offences

A judge has rejected an assessment that a convicted child sex abuse offender was a low risk of offending, and jailed him for 17 years 2 months in the Christchurch District Court.

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Conman ‘more comfortable in prison’

August 5, 2018 | By More
Conman ‘more comfortable in prison’

A conman facing sentencing on five fraud charges, entered last minute guilty pleas to seven further charges that his counsel described as “depressingly similar”.

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Lifelong scarring likely from dog attack

August 3, 2018 | By More
Lifelong scarring likely from dog attack

A woman faces likely lifelong scarring and a seven-year-old boy is missing his “best bud” after a vicious dog attack in Sydenham.

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